Published: 2021-10-25

Abdominal migraine in children-An underdiagnosed entity

Radha Balaji


Abdominal migraine is one of the causes for chronic and recurrent abdominal pains, characterised by recurrent episodes and paroxysms of moderate to severe abdominal pain. Here, we share a case of recurrent severe abdominal pain in a 9-year-old girl who was treated over a period of three months for giardiasis, chronic appendicitis and H. pylori infection, in that order. However, after she was correctly diagnosed with abdominal migraine and accordingly treated with drugs used for the treatment of migraine headaches such as propranolol, flunarizine, cyproheptadine and ergotamine tartrate, she responded well to this regimen.


Children, Recurrent abdominal pain, Headache, Migraine

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